Official Name: Republic of Senegal
Area: 75,955 sq mi (196,190 sq km)
Comparative Area: about half the size of California
about 4/5th the size of the UK
Capital City: Dakar
Latitude and Longitude: 14 38 00 N, 017 27 00 W
Est. Population: 10,852,147 (July 2004)
Official Language: French
Terrain: generally low, rolling, plains rising to foothills in southeast
Currency: Communaute Financiere Africaine Franc (XOF)
No. Bird Species: 665  (0 Endemics)